Castle Howard & Classic Shows enter into a multi-year agreement
After a fantastic first-time event under Classic Shows ownership in 2018, we are delighted to announce that
Castle Howard & leading classic vehicle events organiser Classic Shows have signed a multi-year agreement to
run the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show taking place at Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire.
This will ensure that this popular and family friendly event will run for years to come and in doing so, will cement
the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show at Castle Howard as one of the largest classic vehicle events in the
North of England. The event attracted in excess of 5,000 visitors in 2018 and has since been extended into a
second field to accommodate additional demand from vehicle exhibitors and trade stands.
A number of new content items have also been announced including a new vintage, classic and modern classic
club vehicle section, a full modern vehicle / dealership zone including displays of the latest models and with
knowledgeable staff on hand to answer queries and arrange test drives, a craft tent and even rumours of an
original London double decker bus!
Matthew J Harvey, Director of Classic Shows said: “We are delighted to have entered into a multi-year
agreement to run our popular Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show at the stunning Castle Howard. We have a
fantastic relationship with John Hoy having worked together for many years to deliver similar events at Blenheim
Palace and Knebworth Park and are excited to once again be working with John and his team at Castle Howard.
Last year’s event saw a phenomenal response and with even more content planned for 2019’s event, there really
is only one place to be this Father’s Day”.
John Hoy, Chief Executive of Castle Howard said: “It is great to have entered into a multi-year agreement with
Classic Shows, we hope that the Castle Howard Car Show will become a tradition for our visitors on Father’s Day
and for them to come back year on year for a fantastic family day out.”
Offering a spectacular day of motoring heritage ideal for enthusiasts, day trippers and families alike, the Father’s
Day Classic Car & Motor Show will feature an exciting display of vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles
displayed on the basis of age (pre-60s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90 – 04) and type (sports and convertibles, kit, custom and
replica, American and electric vehicles). Expect to also see a variety of club stands from the likes of the
Mercedes Benz Owners Club, Stag Owners Club, Ford Cougar UK, Northern Monkeys, City of Leeds MG Club,
Yorkshire Supercars, Jaguar Yorkshire Ridings, Ebor Saab Club, Rover 75 MG Club, South Yorks TVR, Club
Lotus, MX5 Owners Club and many more.
There will also be a full vehicle concours overseen by leading commentator Richard Lee who is well known
across the northern classic vehicle scene. Awards will be presented for a range of categories and culminating in
the Pride of Ownership, Club of the Show and Car of the Show awards. Each participating vehicle exhibitor will
also receive a complementary commemorative plaque.
Ticket prices for the Motor Show have been held at the 2018 levels and reflect the standard Castle Howard
admission price of just £11.95 per adult, £11.00 per senior, £7.95 per child (4-16) and parking is free. For this
price visitors have access to the event plus the full Castle Howard grounds, formal gardens and courtyard and for
a small additional fee, access internally inside Castle Howard itself. Visitors can purchase tickets upon arrival at
the event or in advance via the Classic Shows website – www.classicshows.org/events/ or via the Castle Howard
website www.castlehoward.co.uk. For details of how to exhibit, see below.
WHAT: Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show at Castle Howard
WHERE: Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA
WHEN: Sunday 16th June 2019
WHY VISIT: Enjoy the inclusive and family-friendly motor show set in the grounds of the stunning Castle Howard
ADMISSION: Adult £11.95 / Senior £11.00 / Child (4-16) £7.95. Includes access to Castle Howard grounds
EXHIBIT: Tickets can be purchased in advance at the discounted rate of just £4.50 per vehicle (providing
entry for two adults and two children seated in the exhibiting vehicle). Exhibitors can book by
completing and returning a vehicle booking form available online at
http://www.classicshows.org/booking-forms/, by booking through our online booking system or
calling the office on 01484 667776. Alternatively, exhibitors are welcome to arrive on the day
and pay the standard visitor admission prices (no discounted tickets available on event day).
SPONSORSHIP Small / trade autojumble pitches from £30. Premium trading pitches and sponsorship
opportunities are also available – phone the office on 01484 667776 for details.
For more information and any media enquiries please contact:
Georgia Thompson | Classic Shows | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01484 667776